Update: Severe Storm Threat Fading
The severe thunderstorm watch in effect for the metro area has been allowed to expire. Scattered thunderstorms may continue to affect the region through midnight, but mainly east of I-95. A few of those storms could be strong to severe but the threat of widespread severe weather has passed.
Impact reports from the earlier storms:
*Golf ball sized hail in Timonium, Maryland and wind damage
*3/4" diameter hail in Vienna, Virginia and Bethesda, Md
*Wind damage with trees down in Fairfax, Va., Opal, Va. (Fauquier County), Lovettsville, Va. (Loudoun County), Columbia, Md., Greenbelt, Md., Frederick, Md., and parts of the District.
*Power outages: Approximately 50K area outages -- Pepco, Dominion, and BGE
Today's high temperatures: Reagan National - 96, Dulles - 96, and Baltimore/Washington International - 95
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